Bug #16316 XML: extractvalue() is case-sensitive with contains()
Submitted: 9 Jan 2006 23:23 Modified: 4 Mar 2006 4:04
Reporter: Peter Gulutzan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: XML functions Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.5-alpha-debug OS:Linux (SUSE 10.0)
Assigned to: Alexander Barkov CPU Architecture:Any

[9 Jan 2006 23:23] Peter Gulutzan
With extractvalue(), the contains() function is case sensitive.

It could be argued that that is proper XPath behaviour.
But I'm suggesting that search functions should be as
in search conditions, according to SQL collation.

How to repeat:
mysql> select extractvalue('<a>Jack</a>','/a[contains(../a,"J")]');
| extractvalue('<a>Jack</a>','/a[contains(../a,"J")]') |
| Jack                                                 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select extractvalue('<a>Jack</a>','/a[contains(../a,"j")]');
| extractvalue('<a>Jack</a>','/a[contains(../a,"j")]') |
|                                                      |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
[2 Mar 2006 10:11] Bugs System
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[3 Mar 2006 11:55] Sergei Glukhov
ok to push
[3 Mar 2006 13:19] Alexander Barkov
Pushed into 5.1.8
[4 Mar 2006 4:04] Jon Stephens
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Documented behaviour change in 5.1.8 changelog and ExtractValue() funciton deescription. Closed.